Seasonal eating #wholesomefood

Well with the change in the season and the temperatures
starting to drop, we feel it quite hard in our house. We still have ceilings to
put up and insulation to lay, without the possibility to get this done before
summer next year (if not later!).

Are we ready for winter and all it has to bring, in a word
NO – not again!  We barely got through
the last one…
We do have more cosy onesies this year so hoping they may
help fend off the cold, but this year I am planning to ensure we have plenty of
hearty meals to spur us on until the warmer months are upon us again!
So today was the day for me to take the bull by the horns
and dust off the slow cooker (quite literally!), pop to the shops and get the necessary
ingredients to make a lovely and warming sausage casserole, as ever I do tend
to take shortcuts as long as they result in a tasty meal!
Ingredients:
8 Plump sausages,
pierced.
Two onions,
roughly sliced.
Three Large
Carrots, chopped.
Half a Swede,
chopped.
A tin of
beans, opened!
300ml water,
boiled.
Coleman’s
sausage casserole mix, ripped open.
The first
step was to fry the sausages to brown them off; just before they are browned I
threw in the onions just to get them going! (Always brown your sausage as the
fussy monsters may reject the food as uncooked!)
Next place everything into the slow cooker; I used the
following order which seemed logical! Sausage and onion, carrots and swede,
beans, casserole mix (at that point I gave it a little tickle around with a
wooden spoon) and finally the boiled water giving it a final through mix
through.
I then left it for 4 – 6 hours occasionally looking at it
and giving it a stir.

I served this up with mash potato and sat down to a (relatively)
quiet meal (it’s great when the boys enjoy their food; The Mrs and I actually
get to talk!)

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